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  Economic and Social Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Union's Economic and Social Committee is the consultative assembly of European "social and economic partners".
The creation of this committee gave them an institution to allow their voices to be heard by the Commission, the Council and the Parliament.
On certain issues the ESC works in partnership with the Committee of the Regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_and_Social_Committee   (188 words)

  
 Center for Economic and Social Rights | Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights General Comment 3
Similarly, the Committee underlines the fact that even in times of severe resources constraints whether caused by a process of adjustment, of economic recession, or by other factors the vulnerable members of society can and indeed must be protected by the adoption of relatively low-cost targeted programmes.
The Committee notes that the phrase "to the maximum of its available resources" was intended by the drafters of the Covenant to refer to both the resources existing within a State and those available from the international community through international cooperation and assistance.
The Committee wishes to emphasize that in accordance with Articles 55 and 56 of the Charter of the United Nations, with well-established principles of international law, and with the provisions of the Covenant itself, international cooperation for development and thus for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights is an obligation of all States.
www.cesr.org /generalcomment3   (1974 words)

  
 Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee of Greece (1) on "The proposals of the study committee on measures taken for confronting unemployment and the increase of employment".
According to the Committee the relevant finding of the Study Committee attribute the cause of the problem to the fact that the cost of labour is excessively high and has not changed and to frictional unemployment and the mismatching of qualifications, knowledge and skills of the workforce with the needs of the available job posts.
The social protection of those who are unemployed, the maintenance of their standard of living at a dignified level and the review of the policy of subsidizing work are all considered necessary.
www.oke.gr /english/no1.htm   (585 words)

  
 Economic and Social Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Economic and Social Committee (ESC) is an advisory body which ensures that the various economic and social interest groups (employers, trade unions, farmers, consumers etc.) are represented in the institutional framework of the European Union.
The members of the ESC are put forward by the governments of the Member States and appointed by the Council of the European Union for a renewable term of four years.
The 222 members of the ESC are totally independent and the number from each Member State approximately reflects the population size.
www.eu2003.gr /en/articles/2002/12/5/1118   (101 words)

  
 Economic and Social Committee OPINION on the BSE crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the view of the Committee, it is significant that this crisis has occurred against the backdrop of increased pressure to cut public spending generally and reductions in public-sector research as a result of public-sector cuts, privatization and deregulation.
As regards the inactivation procedures and the origin of the raw materials, the Committee is concerned that in deciding to lift the ban on gelatin, tallow and semen subject to certain conditions (8), the Commission has ignored the recommendations of the Opinion issued on 15 April by the Scientific Committee for Food (9).
The scale of the social crisis caused by the BSE epidemic is still uncertain, and this leads the Committee to stress the importance of the Social Protocol to the Maastricht Treaty.
inet.uni2.dk /home/ita/bseec.htm   (4330 words)

  
 Subsection 2 - The Economic and Social Committee - Wikitution
It may obtain the opinion of European bodies which are representative of the various economic and social sectors and of civil society to which the Union's activities are of concern.
The Economic and Social Committee shall elect its chairman and officers from among its members for a term of two and a half years.
The opinion of the Committee, together with a record of its proceedings, shall be forwarded to the European Parliament, to the Council and to the Commission.
www.wikitution.org /index.php/Subsection_2_-_The_Economic_and_Social_Committee   (405 words)

  
 061  : Economic and Social Committee Opinions - October 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Committee says that amongst the concrete initiatives possible during the European Year would be a proposal for a Directive on equal treatment and non-discrimination on grounds of disability.
The Committee is concerned about the involvement of the social partners in drawing up the employment guidelines and their transposition into national action plans.
The ESC would therefore draw particular attention to the importance of the educational framework within which eLearning is to be developed.
www.ibeurope.com /Feature/061.htm   (1049 words)

  
 EUROPA - European Union institutions and other bodies - European Economic and Social Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Founded in 1957 under the Treaty of Rome, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an advisory body representing employers, trade unions, farmers, consumers and the other interest groups that collectively make up ‘organised civil society’.
The Committee is an integral part of the EU’s decision-making process: it must be consulted before decisions are taken on economic and social policy.
The Committee meets in Plenary Assembly, and its discussions are prepared by six subcommittees known as ‘sections’, each dealing with particular policy areas.
europa.eu.int /institutions/eesc/index_en.htm   (440 words)

  
 The Implications of the Social Security Projections Issued by the Congressional Budget Office, 6/14/04
Social Security’s modest impact on the nation’s long-term budget problems are confirmed by projections of the long-term “fiscal gap” — the amount by which revenues must be raised and/or spending cut in order to stabilize the federal debt as a share of the economy and prevent a debt explosion that could cause serious economic damage.
If the new CBO projection of the Social Security shortfall is used instead, the size of the long-term fiscal gap drops only a few tenths of a percentage point and remains close to 7 percent of GDP.
Closing about 40 percent of the Social Security shortfall that CBO projects (or about 25 percent of the shortfall that the Social Security Trustees project) seems a much sounder use of these resources than eliminating the estate tax entirely in order to provide lavish tax-cut benefits to the estates of the nation’s richest individuals.
www.cbpp.org /6-14-04bud.htm   (1965 words)

  
 Fact Sheet No.16 (Rev.1), The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Economic, social and cultural rights are designed to ensure the protection of people as full persons, based on a perspective in which people can enjoy rights, freedoms and social justice simultaneously.
Although the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights can assist in the implementation of the Covenant from an international perspective, the ultimate effectiveness of this instrument is contingent on the measures taken by Governments to give actual effect to their international legal obligations.
The Committee has indicated that the purposes of the NGO procedure are to enable it to inform itself as fully as possible, to examine the accuracy and pertinence of information which would most probably be available to it anyway, and to put the process of receiving NGO information on a more transparent basis.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu6/2/fs16.htm   (9816 words)

  
 EESCopinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Committee considers that a comprehensive discussion about the European approach and the principles for harmonisation on intellectual property issues should take place before any fundamental changes are made, so that a coherent set of rules for the single market can be devised.
5.2 The Committee is of the view that the Commission, the Council and the Parliament have to consider intellectual property issues as part of a coherent overview of industrial and intellectual property in its diverse forms, and in the context of the EU's political and economic objectives, in particular those set out in Lisbon.
Economic studies should also be carried out, cost-benefit analyses for instance, and on the financial impact of protection and its effectiveness, particularly for SMIs-SMEs, as well as on the costs to consumers and their rights and guarantees.
eescopinions.esc.eu.int /EESCopinionDocument.aspx?identifier=ces\int\int145\ces1031-2002_ac.doc&language=EN   (4141 words)

  
 socialplatform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Economic and Social Committee is defending its representativeness of civil society in a new report in which it also proposes building a 'structured co-operation' with NGOs and social partners.
The Committee's new report on "structured co-operation with European civil society and networks" will be discussed during a conference, organised by the Committee on 8-9 March 2004, on participatory democracy in the EU.
Committee members only represent national organisations and are appointed by the Council after being put forward by Member State governments.
www.socialplatform.org /code/FR/pres_pict.asp?Page=587   (284 words)

  
 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties.
The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.
However, it may be possible for another committee with competence to consider individual communications to consider issues related to economic, social and cultural rights in the context of its treaty.
www.ohchr.org /english/bodies/cescr   (427 words)

  
 The Economic and Social Committee
The ESC was set up by the 1957 Rome Treaties in order to involve economic and social interest groups in the establishment of the common market and to provide institutional machinery for briefing the European Commission and the Council of Ministers on European Union issues.
The ESC has links with economic and social interest groups in a number of non-member countries and groups of countries, including Mediterranean countries, the ACP countries, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and EFTA.
Since 1 January 1995, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions have shared a common core of departments (519 staff), mostly members of the ESC secretariat.
www.investing-in-europe.com /en/html/comitec.htm   (821 words)

  
 IFAP Development programs and information
Involvement of economic and social interest groups and other representatives of organised civil society is crucial to the overall success of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
The major social and economic issues of the Mediterranean partners must be addressed in a dialogue between the representatives of organised civil society, and a consensus must be reached on those issues between these representatives and government.
The Economic and Social Councils and similar institutions must be both rallying points and instruments for advancing discussion on the major issues of cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
www.ifap.org /develop/medseville/role.html   (1443 words)

  
 Economic and Social Council on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Economic and Social Council requests human rights commission chair to hold consultations on 'in larger freedom' recommendations.
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations concludes current session; During resumed session, Committee recommended 105 NGOs for consultative status with Economic and Social Council, deferring consideration of 41...
The developed-world populations are aging and shrinking, producing huge fiscal, economic, political, and social stresses given the unfunded liabilities of...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/e/econn1s1c1.asp   (695 words)

  
 infoBASE Europe Factsheet F023 : Economic and Social Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Economic and Social Committee (ESC) is one of main consultative bodies of the European Union and one of its key institutions.
The ESC was set up by the 1957 Treaty of Rome in order to involve economic and social interest groups in the establishment of the common market and to provide institutional machinery for briefing the European Commission and the Council of Ministers on European Union issues.
The 317 members of the ESC are drawn from economic and social interest groups in Europe.
www.ibeurope.com /Data/023esc.htm   (426 words)

  
 Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities ESC
Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities--Periodicals.
Notes: The Economic and Social Committee was set up by the 1957 Rome Treaties in order to involve economic and social interest groups in the establishment of the common market and to provide institutional machinery for briefing the European Commission and the Council of Ministers on European Union issues.
This publication consists of the main opinions of the ESC regularly distributes a number of publications, including its main opinions of the ESC in a brochure format.
www.lib.monash.edu.au /microform/5086.html   (173 words)

  
 Eurodesk - Promoter Search / Economic and Social Committee - Training Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The ESC is an advisory body that gives Europe's economic and social partners (i.e.
Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion
Studies and research are carried out under the supervision of an administrator responsible for the traineeship programmes at the ESC.
www.eurodesk.org /new/search_alpha.asp?id=ESC&rm=EU0010000153   (307 words)

  
 What's New?
The mission had three objectives: to discuss the creation of a consultative body on social issues in Syria, to promote the participation to the next Euro-Med summit of economic and social councils in Valencia (November 2004) and to collect information about agriculture and food safety for the report to be presented to the Valencia Summit.
On 22 July, the Committee met with the Minister of Agriculture, employers’ organisations, trade and farmers’ unions, agricultural organisations, NGOs working on civil society and environmental issues and the media.
The European Economic and Social Committee represents the different social and economic interest groups of organised civil society.
www.delsyr.cec.eu.int /en/whatsnew/detail.asp?id=80   (246 words)

  
 Ministry of Works, & Economic Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Notwithstanding these achievements, there is evidence that a significant proportion of the population has not shared fully in the broader social and economic advances enjoyed by most Belizeans and that poverty persists.
The ultimate goal is enhanced livelihood of the citizens of Belize through the establishment of mutually respectful and beneficial relations with organizations, partners and governments in pursuit of economic and social development, and the elimination of poverty, within Belize’s macro-economy framework as well as within the context of regional economic integration.
The mandate of the National Human Development Advisory Committee (NHDAC) is to provide guidance for policy and programme development to the Government of Belize with regard to poverty elimination initiatives particularly as these relate to the social sector.
www.belize.gov.bz /cabinet/v_marin/welcome.html   (658 words)

  
 Initiative Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the ESC pointed out that it is the first time that the right to express an initiative Opinion has been used and moreover that it is an issue of vital importance concerning the Greek economy and society as a whole.
In its Initiative Opinion the ESC points out that unless the expected reduction in size of the agricultural workforce is combined with suitable measures by the State, there will be serious economic, social and political effects.
Moreover, in its Initiative Opinion the ESC also proposes that the competitiveness of the Greek agricultural products be increased, that their quality and appearance be improved and that they be incorporated into organized marketing networks so as to prevent further reductions in their share of the market.
www.oke.gr /english/no13.htm   (318 words)

  
 SECTION 3 - ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND TERRITORIAL COHESION - Wikitution
The Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee every three years on the progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion and on the manner in which the various means provided for in this Article have contributed to it.
In all cases, such European laws shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.
Such laws shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.
www.wikitution.org /index.php/SECTION_3_-_ECONOMIC,_SOCIAL_AND_TERRITORIAL_COHESION   (619 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Council may, acting unanimously and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, assign to the Commission tasks in connection with the implementation of common measures, particularly as regards social security for the migrant workers referred to in Arts.
The Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 189c and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, shall adopt implementing decisions relating to the European Social Fund.
The Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 189c and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, shall adopt measures to contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this Article, excluding any harmonization of the laws and regulations of the Member States.
www.hri.org /MFA/foreign/treaties/Rome57/3title8.txt   (732 words)

  
 The European Union’s European Economic and Social Committee visits Ukraine to discuss cooperation in the field of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a non-political body that gives representatives of Europe's socio-occupational interest groups, and others, a formal platform to express their points of views on EU issues.
The EESC was set up by the 1957 Rome Treaties in order to involve economic and social interest groups in the establishment of the common market and to provide institutional machinery for briefing the European Commission and the Council of Ministers on European Union issues.
The 317 members of the EESC are drawn from economic and social interest groups in Europe.
www.delukr.cec.eu.int /site/page35569.html   (553 words)

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